A few weeks ago at the Stanford NIKE Camp it was made clear that Tee Shepard wanted to play with Deontay Greenberry at Notre Dame and now the two finally united Friday when Greenberry made his pledge to the Irish.
Greenberry, a 6-foot-3, 187-pound wide receiver from Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union, made it no secret for months that he wanted to play with Shepard, a standout cornerback from Fresno (Calif.) Central East, and vice versa.
The plan started to really come together in the last few weeks when Greenberry said despite all the other offers and interest he was receiving that Notre Dame was on top of his list.
He decided to end things before the weekend and finish off any speculation that Notre Dame wouldn't be his college destination.
Shepard, a four-star who's the top-rated cornerback in California, said that he got emotional when Greenberry informed him that he finally made his commitment. It was a big day for both Fresno players.
"I cried," Shepard said. "He's my cousin. We're going (to Notre Dame) together."
It's another big pickup for Notre Dame since Greenberry, who dominated the Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 event in Las Vegas about two months ago, also had offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, UCLA, UNLV, Washington and Washington State.
Rivals.com rates him No. 115 in the 2012 class and he backed that ranking up by dominating at wide receiver during the Stanford NIKE Camp. What's also impressive is his raw athletic ability that could be molded into something special in South Bend.
"We agreed since we were little we were going to the same college so that plays a big factor, too," Greenberry said after the NIKE Camp of his decision to play with Shepard in college.
Shepard committed to Notre Dame, which he has called his dream school, in early March. Since that time both he and Greenberry have said they want to play together in college and that dream became a reality Friday when the Washington Union standout called it for the Irish.
Rivals.com rates Shepard No. 51 nationally. Notre Dame now has nine commits in its 2012 class with four of them being early four-star prospects.